There is nothing like a warm Sunday roast during the cold and dim Winter weather. With Ballarat the food scene, culture and overall quality on the rise this was a great opportunity to showcase some of the best Chef’s Ballarat has to offer and why Ballarat is a place to visit for Melbournites in the near future.
Over the previous months worth of Sundays we have been graced by local Chef’s Michael Nunn (Salt Kitchen Charcuterie, Peter Ford (Peter Ford Catering), Suzi Fitzpatrick (Catfish Thai) and Shannon Easton (Craig’s Hotel), who have delivered mouth watering roasts to guests in Housey Housey, with help from The Forge’s own Scott Barclay creating amazing dessert boards, as part of Restaurant Ballarat, presented by Broadsheet Melbourne and Visit Ballarat. These were no ordinary roasts, as each Chef turned up the heat and produced their own creative dishes - from roasted bone marrow, ribs and Yorkshire pudding to free-range pork and a salty black bean sauce. The quality of food was ridiculous, it was well worth the price of admission and the result was happy, warm, excited and maybe overindulged customers who shared the experienced over the four Sundays.
Ballarat’s food scene is buzzing and Melbourne is starting to take notice at the serious talent we are fortunate to obtain in our City. More than ever there are a number of cafes, restaurants and places to enjoy quality food and drink with friends and family. Coffee is now a dilemma, not of the shortage, but where to go to because of the quality around.
If you missed out on the Restaurant Ballarat experience, just wait…there is an opportunity around the corner with a Ballarat Winter Sunday Roasts series to be announced in the coming days at Housey Housey.
Stay tuned for details.